Having booked the flight only about 2 hours before departure I had only about 30 minutes to decide where to stay before boarding my plane out of London.
I am very glad that I was drawn to Riad Ghemza. The hospitality was perfect, the Riad is attractive and my room was small but very comfortable, tasteful and elegant. (Berber room, on the roof terrace). It was also extremely peaceful, as the Riad is set back from any main passage. The only time I was awoken was by the call to prayer, which was far from disturbing and was actually a beautiful sound, almost siren like.
The roof terrace is small but nice with a small plunge pool and two sun loungers and tables and seating for about six. In the late afternoon it was so relaxing and peaceful to be there and read my book and listen to bird song.
I have realised that I have an appalling sense of direction and I got hopelessly and frustratingly lost in the Medina, even after two days!! If you stay at this Riad you will have to pay someone about 4 Euros to guide you there in the first instance from the main square, Jemma El Fna (13 minutes walk) and then rely on the map that is supplied by your hosts to get you back. If you are as hopeless as I am there is always a "guide" who will escort you to where you want to go, but it will cost you about 10 MD every time!!
Thank you to all at the Riad.
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- Riad GHEMZA is the Winner of TRIPADVISOR 2012 Certificate of Excellence ... more less